Kathy Mason launched Plantastic this year – its about locally grown food/herbs, local expertise on plants’ medicinal purposes and making/selling plant cosmetic products.
On Saturday 5th November 2016 between 11:am – 4pm, Plantastic members will be gathering to do their winter Harvest. Members of the public are welcome to join in and assist following a health and safety brief. All would be welcome to take a group photograph with Community Growers. Guests will be welcome to take a sample of harvest from giveaways e.g. Chard and Jerusalem Artichokes.
Each year, Plantastic aims to highlight a harvest item complimentary to health. This year, is the Year of The Jerusalem Artichoke/ Sun Choke – which is high in inulin, on the low glycemic index and particularly useful in diabetic health.
Feel free to invite Diabetics including Carers and PA’s to come and learn more about the humble ‘sun choke’ which they can grow with their clients.
‘Pumpkin’ will be the Plot to Pot soup of the day in demonstration along with Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes. Recipe Fact Sheets are available to pre-booked visitors. Bookings taken via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All members and guests are reminded to be appropriately dressed for weather and outdoor leisure. The Plantastic community garden site is situated next to 95 Groveway, Dagenham, ESSEX, RM8 3XL.
Hope this event goes well! Kathy’s been receiving support from Sophia Hubs and attended the Sophia course last year. We are very pleased to be promoting this event today. Kathy has come to our Ilford Green Pop Up market to market test the cosmetic products and run a workshop there. There’s no website yet but information is on the Linkway Plantastic Prescription Garden Facebook page that was set up with help on the Timebank 🙂 Begona Belmonte, Sophia Hubs green business volunteer. And as a reminder that we have lots of resources for community groups and social enterprises on our Enterprising Redbridge website.